With temperatures dropping, many folks are still looking to literally dine out by utilizing the outdoor space at many restaurants. Fortunately, several establishments have stepped up with various options like heaters, fire pits, and individual-use blankets. That said, patrons are highly encouraged to dress appropriately, as these warming devices can only do so much and are quite costly for restaurants to operate. In short, please wear something warm to go along with what restaurants have to offer.
Below is a list of places in Central Arkansas. Please keep in mind, things are quite fluid right now, so always check with the restaurant beforehand to make sure outside heating options are available.
This is a working list, so if you know of more restaurants, please email me at: email@example.com, and we will happily update.
La Terraza Rum & Lounge: They have multiple heaters on each level of the patio, as well as single-use blankets available.
Hill Station: Heat lamps available
Brave New Restaurant: Heaters available
Baja Grill (Heights): Baja has an enclosed patio with heaters.
Cheers in the Heights: There is a fireplace in Cheers’ small outdoor dining area.
42 bar and table: Individual heat lamps are available for each table in 42 expansive outdoor patio area.
YaYa’s Euro Bistro: Large heaters available at each table.
The Rail Yard: Heat lamps and firepits available.
Petit & Keet: Heat lamps and firepits available.
Rosie’s Pot & Kettle Café: Rosie’s will have heaters available in the front yard.
Diablos Tacos & Mezcaleria: Heaters available on outdoor deck.
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse: Table fire pits available.
Ciao Baci: Ciao Baci has heaters on their side porch area, as well as a pair of new heat lamps for the extended driveway dining area.
Chuy’s: Heaters available.
Hideaway Pizza: Upstairs patio with heaters available.
U.S. Pizza Company (Rodney Parham): Fire pit available.
The Faded Rose: Infrared heating was installed last year, and curtains are being put in place to help contain the heat
The Filling Station: Heaters available.
The Pizza Café: Heaters available.
The Root Café: Heaters are installed in the porch area, as well as table-top heaters for courtyard dining.
Capers: Heaters available.
Doe’s Eat Place: Heaters available on the patio.
At the Corner: Several heaters have been set up.
The Fold: The Fold has heat lamps, blankets (for sale), and they’ve put two sides on their parking lot for
veranda tent dining.
Cypress Social: Has heat lamps on the deck.
Image courtesy of The Butcher Shop